NEW JAPAN PRO-WRESTLING

PROFILE

Tomoaki Honma

UNIT

G・B・H 

HEIGHT

181cm 

WEIGHT

98kg 

YEAR OF BIRTH

18 Nov 1976 

Tomoaki Honma
HEIGHT
181cm 
WEIGHT
98kg 
YEAR OF BIRTH
18 Nov 1976 
PLACE OF BIRTH
Higashine-shi, Yamagata, Japan 
BLOOD TYPE
DEBUT
18 May 1997 
FINISH HOLD

Kokeshi, Small Kokeshi, Kokeshi Rocket, Kokeshi Otoshi, 

 
THEME SONG
KoKeShi 

BIOGRAPHY

With an unconventional route to NJPW, Tomaki Honma made his debut for the violent Big Japan Wrestling, where he earned a scarred forehead, and throat injuries that gave him his trademark husky voice. When Togi Makabe had his own spell on the Japanese independents, he found a kindred spirit with Honma, and brought him back to New Japan as part of the Great Bash Heel stable. 

When the majority of GBH turned on Makabe and left to found CHAOS, Honma stuck by his best friend Makabe. The two won back to back World Tag Leagues in 2015 and 2016, and they won the IWGP Tag Team Championships at Wrestle Kingdom 10. Honma’s loyalty to Makabe, combined with a good hearted nature and underdog status in a lot of his matches made him a solid fan favourite. The crowd will always will on Honma to land Kokeshi headbutts, delivered by Honma with his arms unmoving at his side like the traditional limbless Japanese dolls that are a symbol of positivity and happiness.

Honma missed over a year of action after he sustained a severe spinal injury in March 2017, but bravely made his return to the ring the next June, and has been giving it his all with the goal of reclaiming former glory and making the world happy in the process. 

With an unconventional route to NJPW, Tomaki Honma made his debut for the violent Big Japan Wrestling, where he earned a scarred forehead, and throat injuries that gave him his trademark husky voice. When Togi Makabe had his own spell on the Japanese independents, he found a kindred spirit with Honma, and brought him back to New Japan as part of the Great Bash Heel stable. 

When the majority of GBH turned on Makabe and left to found CHAOS, Honma stuck by his best friend Makabe. The two won back to back World Tag Leagues in 2015 and 2016, and they won the IWGP Tag Team Championships at Wrestle Kingdom 10. Honma’s loyalty to Makabe, combined with a good hearted nature and underdog status in a lot of his matches made him a solid fan favourite. The crowd will always will on Honma to land Kokeshi headbutts, delivered by Honma with his arms unmoving at his side like the traditional limbless Japanese dolls that are a symbol of positivity and happiness.

Honma missed over a year of action after he sustained a severe spinal injury in March 2017, but bravely made his return to the ring the next June, and has been giving it his all with the goal of reclaiming former glory and making the world happy in the process. 

FINISH HOLD

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    Kokeshi

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